Come posso aiutare? Donare un libro.

Il British Institute, come forse molti sapranno, non riceve alcun finanziamento dal governo britannico, ma siamo molto fortunati di poter contare sul generoso supporto che istituzioni e singoli individui offrono per il mantenimento della Biblioteca e dell’Archivio.

Spesso ci viene rivolta la domanda “Come posso aiutare la Biblioteca del British Institute?”. Un aiuto pratico sarebbe l’acquisto di un libro per il British Institute scelto tra la lista acclusa che vorremmo aggiungere alla collezione già esistente.

Se desiderate acquistare uno o più libri proposti si prega di contattare lo staff della Biblioteca comunicando il titolo scelto, oppure è possibile dare un contributo per l’acquisto. Il nome di tutti coloro che vorranno donare un libro sarà menzionato nel catalogo della collezione. I prezzi sono indicativi e potrebbero subire variazioni. 

 

15 Libri Most Wanted 

Desiderata

Storia dell’Arte

Beyond Caravaggio. Letizia Treves (Yale University Press, 2016) € 35,31

Andrea Del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action. Julian Brooks (Getty Publications, 2015) € 42,50

Fra Filippo Lippi: life and work. Jeffrey Ruda (Phaidon, 1999) €52,88

Fra Filippo Lippi: The Carmelite Painter. Megan Holmes (Yale University Press, 1999) € 66,08

Italian Architecture of the 16th Century. Colin Rowe and Leon Satkowski (Princeton Architectural Press, 2002) € 32,29

Renaissance Architecture. Christy Anderson (Oxford University Press, 2013) € 19,92

Leonardo's Holy Child: The Discovery of a Leonardo Da Vinci Masterpiece: A Connoiseur's Search for Lost Art in America. Fred R. Kline (Pegasus, 2016) € 20,88

Origins, Invention, Revision: Studying the History of Art and Architecture. James S. Ackerman (Yale University Press, 2016) € 26,27

Caravaggio and the Creation of Modernity. Troy Thomas (Reaktion Books, 2016) €16,12

A Face to the World: On Self-Portraits. Laura Cumming (HarperCollins, 2010) € 33,94

Re-Reading Leonardo: The "Treatise on Painting" Across Europe, 1550-1900. Claire Farago (Routledge, 2017) € 35,66

Pompeo Batoni: Prince of Painters in Eighteenth-Century Rome. E.P. Brown (Yale University Press, 2007) € 113,76

Vital Crises in Italian Cinema: Iconography, Stylistics, Politics. P. Adams Sitney (Oxford University Press, 2013) € 27,21

Imagined Interiors: Representing the Domestic Interior since the Renaissance. Jeremy Aynsley (V&A Publishing, 2014) € 31,42

Private lives in Renaissance Venice: art, architecture, and the family. P. Fortini Brown (Yale University Press, 2004) € 42,50

Venice Triumphant: The Horizons of a Myth. Elizabeth Crouzet-Pavan (Johns Hopkins, 1999). € 29,42

Giovanni Bellini and the Art of Devotion. Ronda Kasl, ed. (Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2004) € 72,55

Venice a Maritime Republic. Frederic Lane (Johns Hopkins, 1973) € 31,75

Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice. Edward Muir (Princeton University Press, 1981)
€ 42,41

Pontormo: portrait of a halberdier. Elizabeth Cropper (Getty Museum, 1997) € 17,48

Rosso Fiorentino: drawings, prints, and decorative arts. Eugene A. Carroll (National Gallery of Art, 1987) € 45

Color and Meaning: Practice and Theory in Renaissance Painting. Marcia B. Hall (Cambridge University, 1994) € 108,70

Pontormo's diary. Rosemary Mayer, in collaboration with Julia Ballerini and Richard Milazzo € 109,07

Leonardo da Vinci: Origins of a Genius. David Alan Brown (Yale University Press, 1998). € 38,25

Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's Ginevra de' Benci and Renaissance Portraits of Women, David Alan Brown (Princeton University Press, 2003) € 16,57

The Literary Works of Leonardo da Vinci. P. Richter (Nabu Press, 2010) € 21,38

Italian paintings of the fifteenth century. Miklós Boskovits [et al.]. (National Gallery of Art; 2003). € 115,26

Religious poverty, visual riches: art in the Dominican churches of central Italy in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Joanna Cannon (Yale Univ. Press, 2013) € 47,40

Michelangelo and the viewer in his time. Ann Barnes Bernadine (Reaktion Books, 2017)
€ 17,48

The art of philosophy: visual thinking in Europe from the late Renaissance to the early Enlightenment. Susanna Berger (Princeton University Press, 2017) € 52.53

Le stanze dei tesori: collezionisti e antiquari a Firenze tra Ottocento e Novecento. Lucia Mannini (Edizioni Polistampa, 2011) € 26.60

The Devonshire inheritance: five centuries of collecting at Chatsworth. Nicolas Barker (Art Services, 2003) € 9,99

The Lure of Italy. Julian Brooks (Getty Publication, 2017) € 16,91

The painted word. Tom Wolfe (Picador, 2008) € 11,63

Storia

Medieval Women and Their Objects. Nancy Bradbury and Jennifer Adams (The University of Michigan Press, 2016) € 59,28

What Is Islam?: The Importance of Being Islamic. Shahab Ahmed (Princeton University Press, 2015) € 26,72

Inglorious empire: what the British did to India. Shashi Tharoor (Hurst & Co., 2017)
€ 9,67

Letteratura

Canzoniere: Selected Poems by Francesco Petrarca, Anthony Mortimer (ed.) (Penguin Classics, 2006) € 12,63.

Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego. Matthew Woodcock (Oxford University Press, 2016) € 81,44

Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Malcolm Guite (Hodder & Stoughton, 2017) €17,48

Gracious and beautiful monster. The literary universe. Sefy Hendler (Maschietto, 2017) € 26

Shakespeare’s Italy and Italy’s Shakespeare: Place, "Race", Politics. Shaul Bassi (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) € 80,16

Oscar Wilde prefigured: queer fashioning and British caricature, 1750-1900. Dominic Janes (University of Chicago Press, 2016) € 30,60

Machiavelli's Gospel: The Critique of Christianity in "The Prince". William B. Parsons (Boydell & Brewer, 2016) € 57

Prefaces to Shakespeare. Tony Tanner (Harvard, 2010) € 23,32

Networking the Nation: British and American Women’s Poetry and Italy, 1840-1870. (Oxford University Press, 2015) € 83,10

Windows to the Sun: D.H. Lawrence's Thought-adventures. Earl G. Ingersoll (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2009) € 62,19

Reception of D.H. Lawrence in Europe (Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe). Dieter Mehl (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014) € 37,87

Narrativa e Poesia

The Countess in the Tower, Margaret Pole (Amberley Publishing, 2016) € 15,06

Casino Royale, Ian Fleming (Vintage Classics, 2012) € 13,19

Nutshell, Ian McEwan (Vintage, 2017) € 19,10

The Children Act, Ian McEwan (Vintage, 2015) € 6,76

Begin again. Ursula Orange (Dean Street Press, new edition 2017) € 14,70

Hot Milk. Deborah Levy (Penguin, 2017) € 8,70

Eileen. Ottessa Moshfegh (Vintage, 2016) € 20

Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Madeleine Thien (Granta, 2017) € 9,72

All That Man Is. David Szalay (Vintage, 2017) € 8,70

Selected Poems. Don Paterson (Faber & Faber) € 13,93

Poems. J. H. Prynne (Bloodaxe Books, 2015) € 24,17

Memorial. Alice Oswald (Faber & Faber, 2012) € 12,63

Libri per bambini

The Polar Express. Chris Van Allsburg (Andersen Press, 2015) € 6.76

Little Boo. Stephen Wunderli (Henry Holt and Co, 2016) € 15.28

Madeline in London. Ludwig Bemelmans (Scholastic, 2009) € 5.75

Grandad's Island. Benji Davies (Simon and Schuster, 2015) € 6,74

Library Lion. Michelle Knudsen (Walker Books Ltd, 2008) € 6.74

Linguistica

Translation. A very short introduction. Matthew Reynolds (UOP Oxford, 2016) € 7,73

What Language Do I Dream In? A Memoir. Elena Lappin (Virago, 2016) € 6

Storia della Scienza

Searching for the Soror Mystica: The Lives and Science of Women Alchemists. Robin L. Gordon (University Press of America, 2013) € 22,30

Paracelsian moments: science, medicine, & astrology in early modern Europe. Gerhild Scholz Williams (Truman State University Press, 2003) € 43,80

Storia del fashion design

Clothing Art: The Visual Culture of Fashion 1600-1914. Aileen Ribeiro (Yale University Press, 2017) € 54,53

Fashioning the Early Modern: Dress, Textiles, and Innovation in Europe, 1500-1800. Evelyn We